Performances 2015

First Friday, Ong King, Jan 2

Polearity Studio Grand Opening, Jan 2

Dancers Unlimited 5 Year Anniversary Gala, The Artzone, Jan 31

Sensual Sundays, Island Zouk, Feb 8

One Billion Rising for Gender Equality, UH Manoa, Feb 12

Mardi Gras Honolulu, The Fix, Feb 17

Red Room Cabarae, Manifest Honolulu, Feb 17

1st Annual Hawaii Salsa & Bachata Congress, Feb 28-Mar 2

Strut, Pretty Peacock Productions, Mar 13

Private Event, Mar 28

LA Zouk Congress, May 1-5

Neon Dreams, Pretty Peacock, May

Polearity Student Showcase, First Fri Jul 3

Wepa Wednesdays Grand Opening, Medicis in Manoa, Jul 8

Zouk Night Love, Mexico, Aug 27-30

International Zouk Flashmob, Sept 19

Polearity Student Showcase, First Friday Nov

Dances of Love Festival, Honolulu, Nov 5-8

Performances 2014

The Wondershow, Feb 21

KHON Morning News w/ Samba Fusion, Feb

Mardi Gras Honolulu with Samba Fusion, Feb

The Wondershow, Apr 18

LA Zouk Congress, May 4

Girl Boi Grrl with The Aphrodisiacs, Hula's Jun 27

Kundalini with Michy Moody Improv, Keia Dance, Agora Jul 11

The Wondershow, Jul 19

Ong King with Michy Moody, First Friday, Aug 1

Zouk Beach Week, Newport Beach, Aug 9-15

Seduction by Pretty Peacock Productions, Aug 22-23

Grand Canyon Salsa Festival, Sept 4-7

The Wondershow, Sept 19

Dances of Love Festival, Honolulu, Nov 13-16

Art & Flow, First Friday Artwalk Honolulu, Dec 5

 

Performances 2013

Psychic Dance at Aurovalley, Raiwala, India Feb 26

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Honolulu Chinatown, May 4

Summer Salsa in Paradise, Jun 22

NYvember Salsamor, Nov 7

Hawaii Dances of Love Festival, Nov 16

Performances 2012

Ballet Hawaii Gala, Jan 28

First Friday ArtWalk, Feb 3

Miss Latina Hawaii, Mamiya Theater, Feb 11

Texas Salsa Congress, Houston TX, Mar 9-11

Salsa en Fuego, Hilton Waikoloa, Hawaii Island, Apr 21

National Dance Week HI Workshop, Apr 23

KHNL Morning News, May 4

Cinco de Mayo Honolulu Block Party, May 5

Pearl Ultralounge Cinco de Mayo Party, May 5

Hawaii Book and Music Festival, May 6

Zumbathon Muscular Dystrophy Benefit, May 18

Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday, May 20

Las Vegas Salsa Congress, Tropicana Las Vegas, Jul 5-8

Salsa Sizzle @ Waikiki Community Center, Nov 7

Performances 2011

Kapiolani Community College Talent Competition, 1st Place Mar 7

International Festival @University of Hawaii Mar 12

Hawaii Salsa Festival, Mar 17-20

First Friday Live on the Lawn @HiSAM Apr 1

Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival @Kakaako Waterfront Apr 9

Cinco de Mayo Downtown Festival (with Dancers Unlimited), May 5

First Friday Art Walk @SOHO (with Dancers Unlimited), May 6

First Friday Art Walk @Mark's Garage (with Willow Chang), June 3

PUJA: Fantastic Voyage @Paliku Theater, June 4 & 5

Summer Salsa Festival in Paradise, July 20-23

World Latin Dance Cup, Hawaii Qualifying Competition, July 20-23

First Friday Art Walk @ ARTSmith (Cherry Blossom Cabaret) Aug 5

Capoeira de Ouro Fundraiser with Dancers Unlimited @NextDoor Sept 10

Octoberfest Street Fest, Sept 30

The ARTSmith Fundraiser @ Next Door, Sept 30

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @Leleihua Clubhouse, Oct 4

First Friday Art Walk @ HiSAM, Oct 7

Hispanic Heritage Festival, Oct 8

Hawaii Bachata Vacation, Oct 31

Live from the Lawn World Beat, Nov 4

World Latin Dance Cup, Tropicana Las Vegas, Dec 14-17

 

Performances 2010

Global Dance Cafe 5, Oceans 808, 3-6

Kapiolani Community College Talent Show 1st Place Winners, 3-8

International Festival, UH Campus Center Ballroom, 3-12

Tumbao Caliente Grand Opening at Paparazzi 3-16

National Dance Week, Day 1 Fashion Block Party at Aloha Tower 4-25

Global Dance Cafe 6, Oceans 808 Restaurant Row, produced by Willow Chang 4-26

UH All-Campus Student Talent Showcase, UH Manoa Campus Center 4-28

KHNL/KGMB Hawaii News Now with Malika Dudley, Danced withSon Caribe for Cinco de Mayo Street Festival  5-5

Ocho de Mayo Celebration, Aloha Tower Marketplace 5-8

Kapiolani Community College Graduation Ceremony 5-15

Hawaii Book & Music Festival 5-16

Contact Epica

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Phone: (808) 861-4167

Email: phillyd.dance@gmail.com

 

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Kamacho at Zouk Sundays

Internationally acclaimed Brazilian Zouk artist Kamacho brought to Hawaii by Island Zouk will be teaching Zouk Sundays in Sept - Nov 2015!

Kimberly Loo's Honolulu Zouk Team to Zouk Night Love

Our first international team performance!

Zouk Sundays w Kimberly Loo in Honolulu! Free the Zouk Love!

Click for Larger Image Zouk Sundays Honolulu

This week: Lengthen and luxuriate in each step. Dance on point by dancing on balance. Use a concert of body part isolations, moving over your feet, elongating your steps, and sinuous snake to make zouk happen like whoa! This is a recap of July's lessons but if you missed a few, don't worry, just come!

Some key techniques from July's "Zouk Your Body" Series:
-What is good dancing posture?
-Maintaining good dance posture while moving
-Isolations of the head and torso
-Isolating your base while travelling so that your upper body can be free
-Move leading with a single body part and let the others follow in a wave
-Snaking up and down
-Stepping beyond where your foot initially touches down
-Completing the weight transfer of a step and being ready to fire off in any direction, finishing on balance
-Bringing the hips with you every time you step


Coming in AUGUST: Musicality! Counterbalance! Technique! More manipulation of your own body! BEAUTIFICATION OF YOUR DANCE!


WHENzouk
6:30 Zouk Your Body
7:30 Zouk Your Partner 
8:30 Zouk Social Dance Practice! Let Loose!


HOWMUCHzouk
$10 - 1 class (social incl free)
$15 - 2 class (social incl free)
$5 - Social Only

WHEREzouk
Polearity Studio
111 N. King St 2B, Honolulu HI 96817
Free Parking in private open lot behind building
(Mauna Kea & Nimitz, entrance on Nimitz)
Or free street parking!
Building has red and gold Chinese dragon pillars and Bank of Hawaii is on 1st floor. Enter double glass doors and take elevator to 2nd floor. Polearity (Suite 2B) is on your right.

Learn this beautiful Brazilian dance in tasty nibbles every Sunday with Kimberly Loo. She has travelled and trained to learn and teach zouk and bring it back to Hawaii! If you've never seen zouk, come and experience the breath of soul that is this flowing, hypnotic partner dance. 

LET'S FREE THE ZOUK LOVE! 

Facebook event

Click for Larger Image Zouk Sundays Honolulu

International Zouk Flashmob Sept 19

Everyone is welcome to learn this fun International Zouk Flashmob choreography. Let's put Hawaii on the map and have fun flashmobbing and dancing! Make new friends and come dance with us. Contact Kimberly for more information.

July Series with Kimberly Loo & IZ Guest Jonathan Troupe

July Zouk Series

Special Guest instructor Jonathan Troupe of Island Zouk teaches an intermediate zouk partnerwork series in July at Kimberly Loo's Zouk Sundays in Honolulu at Polearity Studio.

Hawaii Salsa & Bachata Congress 2015 Workshop

Kimberly proudly represented the zouk genre at the 2015 Salsa in Hawaii Salsa & Bachata Congress, co-teaching a workshop with Jonathan & Geebin

Kimberly Loo's Zouk Workshop at the Hawaii Salsa Bachata Congress 2015

Kimberly and Geebin presented a zouk burlesque fusion performance at the opening party at Salsamor.

Kimberly Loo & Geebin Mak Perform at 2015 Hawaii Salsa and Bachata Congress

Epica is excited that the 2016 Hawaii Congress will now officially include Zouk and Kizomba!

 

Island Zouk Workshop 12/28/2014

Island Zouk

Give the gift of Zouk to yourself this December! 

Island Zouk instructors Jonathan Troupe and Geebin Mak will dazzle Oahu yet again with a final 2014 Zouk workshop. If you've never taken classes from them before, now is the time to experience a breadth of knowledge and fun teaching style unknown anywhere else in Hawaii! Their combined knowledge of dance theory and lead/follow techniques flows off the brain and through the body like sugar. Get that Jon & Gigi high right here!

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014
Time: 6:15-9:15pm 
2 Hour Workshop 6:15-8:15p 
1 Hour Zouk Social Dance 8:15-9:15p 

$15 for all!
$7 Social Only (8:15-9:15)

Place: Paradise Tango Argentino
150 N. King St, Suite 202
Honolulu HI 96817

Parking is free on the street all day Sunday. Plentiful parking on King Street, or in the Municipal Lot nearby. 

"Salszouk" Workshop at Dances of Love 11/8/14

Dances of Love Hawaii 2014 Epica Phillip Duong and Kimberly Loo

Epica Directors Phillip and Kimberly bring salsa to zouk. Join them at the Dances of Love Hawaii 2014 at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki on November 8 as they teach you how to zoukify your salsa.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

4-5 p.m.

All levels

Epica Training Team 2013

It's begun! Epica's Beginner Salsa Training Team commences sessions in August 2012. This three-month salsa groundwork program will build you into a salsero from the basics, culminating in an optional performance in October. Contact phillyd.dance@gmail.com and see our facebook page for more information.

Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday

Fun and entertainment for the entire family await you on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Epica Latin Dance Company presents perfomances in salsa, chachacha, zumba, house, and breaking with Latin flavor. Stick around for a FREE Mini Class taught by Epica instructors Phillip Duong and Kimberly Tordjman!

Where? Honolulu Academy of Arts

When? 1:00 p.m., Sunday May 20, 2012

Epica's performance will be just one of many live entertainments happening at Family Sunday. For the entire lineup, visit http://www.honoluluacademy.org/. Don't leave without touring the current exhibit, "Hawaii's First Pictures."

Epica to support Zumbathon for Muscular Dystrophy 5-18

Epica Latin Dance's full company will give a benefit performance to support member Tiffany Remedee's Zumbathon Fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

When? Friday, May 18, 2012

Time? 6:30 p.m. Performance (Zumba until 8:30 p.m.)

Where? Vice Nightclub, Victoria Ward Center

Inspired when performing a Zumba demo for an MDA event in January 2012, Tiffany Remedee decided to organize an event to benefit the MDA. We would love to have you join us for the event!

Featuring the amazing Teley B. as the DJ and MC!

Zumba Instructors: Tiffany Remedee, Cedi Roberts, 
Teley Brandon, Joanie Lili'o, Diana Walton, Debbie Azama-Park, Wendy Newman, Rodney Purifoy, and other ZI friends

Tickets 
$10 advanced purchase &
$12 at the door
100% of the proceeds to benefit MDA Hawaii Chapter!

Corporate Sponsor: Showtime DJs & Entertainment

Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org) - What is MDA? MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

Click here for a video of the performance!

Salsa Sizzle May 9

Kimberly will be performing a Brazilian Samba as part of Sininho Samba group performance at Salsa Sizzle in a Fundraiser for the Waikiki Community Center on May 9, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Son Caribe band will provide live music for social dancing, and a free salsa lesson will be provided with suggested donation.

Hawaii Book and Music Festival May 6

Epica Latin Dance Company will be supporting the Hawaii Book and Music Festival with a performance on the Main Stage on the Punchbowl lawn near the Honolulu Hale on South King Street, Sunday May 6, 2012. Epica will be the Closing Act of the entire weekend-long festival!

Cinco de Mayo

Rock your feet to the salsa, zumba, breakdancing, hip hop, house, and chachacha routines! 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Cinco de Mayo Block Party Street Festival in Downtown Honolulu/Chinatown on Saturday May 5, 2012. Epica Latin Dance Company presents a group performance.

[Video sneak preview performance on KGMB Hawaii News Now]

Beginner Salsa Class Apr 23

Beginning Salsa workshop Monday April 23, 2012 with Phillip and Kimberly, Directors of Epica Latin Dance Company. Proceeds benefit Dancers Unlimited/NationalDance Week HI and Aloha United Way!

Where? The ARTSmith, 1116 Smith St, Chinatown/Downtown Honolulu
When? 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday April 23, 2012
Parking? Free street parking, or park in the lot directly across the dance studio (adjacent to Little Village Noodle House).
Cost? $5

Big Island Workshop Apr 21

PRIOR to Salsa En Fuego on April 21st Hawaii Salsa Champions Phillip Duong and Kimberly Tordjman will be teaching an intermediate salsa workshop for those who are interested in learning MORE! Below are the details:

Intermediate Salsa Workshop with the Hawaii Salsa Champions:

- body movement
- intermediate combinations, tricks and dips
- learn how to sweep your partner off her feet
- men and women’s footwork

$10 per person for an hour and a half! Ending at 5pm allowing for time to eat and change BEFORE Salsa en Fuego begins at 7pm!

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Hilton Waikoloa Monarchy Ballroom
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/191906820915940/

Epica at Texas Salsa Congress

The sizzling debut performance of the re-working of "Mayeya" from Phillip Duong and Kimberly Loo Tordjman of Epica Latin Dance Co at the 2012 Texas Salsa Congress was received with a excited crowd reaction March 10, 2012.

The couple's fun "Teacup" Salsa On1 Partnerworkshop at the Congress on Saturday 3-10-12 at noon was a huge hit, with four dozen students in attendance.

While in Texas, Phillip and Kimberly also represented Hawaii in the Texas Salsa Open, winning first runners up.

World Latin Dance Cup 2011


Phillip and Kimberly represented Hawaii with a new competition routine at the World Latin Dance Cup December 2011. They placed 13th in the Professional On 2 division with a score of 80.5.

Salsa Fundamentals

Phillip and Kimberly teach the fundamentals of social dancing salsa to a private group at Ballet Hawaii in preparation for the prestigious organization's annual Gala. Lessons will be held at Ballet Hawaii studios in January the two weeks before the Gala, on January 28, 2012.

How to Style Salsa 11-28-11

Ladies Styling Workshop 11-28-2011 Kimberly Tordjman and Phillip Duong

How to style . . . and how to style while following! 
Salsa Following Workshop: Technique & Style

Monday November 28, 2011
The ARTSmith 1116 Smith St.
Free street parking >6pm

Follows: $15 Walk-In, $12 Pre-Registered (http://dancersunlimitedhi.com)
Leads enter free. Please help the ladies style.

Kimberly Tordjman and Phillip Duong give ladies various styling options for common moves, technique to make your body movement more beautiful, tweaks to make even the most basic steps shine, and tips for improving your leadability.

Brought to you by Dancers Unlimited & Epica Latin Dance Company.

Oktoberfest Performance 9-30

Look out! Here comes Epica Latin Dance Company's team performance debut. THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT!

Shows #1 and #2: Mix it up with Epica's blend of salsa, hip hop, and ballroom dance at the Oktoberfest Street Festival in Downtown/Chinatown, Friday September 30, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hotel Street Stage and 9:00 p.m. at the ARTS Stage. Entry to the street festival is FREE.

Show #3: Follow Epica to NextDoor for a special performance at The ARTSmith Fundraiser at 10:30 p.m.

On Friday, September 30, 2011, from 9:30pm to 2am The ARTSmith will be holding a fundraiser at Next Door. Admission is $10 general or $5 with an Oktoberfest wrist band. Next Door is located at 43 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Doors open at 9:30pm, show starts at 10pm. Performances by Dancers Unlimited, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, The Human Beatbox Academy, Biggie GZ, Boogie Down Productions, Cordao de Ouro Hawaii, Epica Dance Company, Hawaii Drum & Dance performing Congolese and DJ Maineframe. Also check out a short film screening by Curators of Hip Hop and check out the latest designs from Freelance Clothing. The ARTSmith T-shirts will also be for sale. All proceeds benefit The ARTSmith art collective.

Details for The ARTSmith Fundraiser Show
When: Friday, September 30
What: The ARTSmith Fundraiser Show
Where: Next Door, 43 N. Hotel Street 
Time: 930p-2a show starts 10p
Cover: $10 Entry, $5 with Oktoberfest Wrist Band
Age Limit: 21+

Salsa Workshop 9-25-11

Learn salsa techniques and body movement from reigning Hawaii Salsa Champion Phillip Duong, Director of Epica Latin Dance. Learn body movement, isolations, fundamentals in spinning for men and women, and beginning/intermediate partnerwork. Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a Practica to follow from 9:00 to 11:30 pm at the ARTsmith 1116 Smith Street. Brought to you by Dancers Unlimited Hawaii and Epica Latin Dance Company. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, or $5 for Practica only.

CLICK TO ENLARGE three-hour salsa fundamentals workshop on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ARTsmith 1116 Smith Street

3-Hour Salsa Workshop 8/28

Learn salsa techniques and body movement from reigning Hawaii Salsa Champions Phillip and Kimberly, Directors of Epica Latin Dance, will be teaching a three-hour salsa fundamentals workshop on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ARTsmith 1116 Smith Street. Workshop will cover the fundamentals of salsa, body movement, and partnerwork. Brought to you by Dancers Unlimited Hawaii. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

CLICK TO ENLARGE three-hour salsa fundamentals workshop on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ARTsmith 1116 Smith Street

Fundamentals Workshop a Success!

We had over 30 students and a lot of fun at our first salsa fundamentals workshop, held 7/27/2011 at The ARTSmith. It was a huge success! Thank you for supporting Phillip and Kimberly!

2011.07.27 Workshop Flyer

Book an Epica Performance

Delight audiences with mesmerizing performances by Epica Dance Company. We have a variety of pre-choreographed routines, or we can create a new piece to match your specific event needs. We are also available for private lessons. Please contact Kimberly (808) 861-4167.